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  • [New Jersey] Income Tax Exemption for Veterans - 2017 tax year

    12/04/2017 12:47:26 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 14 replies
    NJ Division of Taxation ^ | 11/9/17 | NewJerseyJoe
    The state of New Jersey is doing a non-existent job of publicizing this new tax exemption for veterans, so I'm trying to spread the word.
  • Obamacare: Time for Trump to Make Congress Share Our Pain

    07/31/2017 8:03:25 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 22 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 07/31/17 | David Catron
    The President has the authority to eliminate its illegal exemption immediately.President Trump, having watched the Senate writhe in protracted labor for weeks without giving birth to even the ridiculous mouse dubbed “skinny repeal,” has taken to Twitter and issued this ultimatum: “If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!” It would be unwise for Trump’s enemies — on either side of the aisle — to disregard this as bluster. The President not only possesses the authority to follow through on both threats without consulting Congress,...
  • Trump On Healthcare: 'Why Should Congress Not Be Paying What Public Pays?'

    07/31/2017 7:35:24 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 23 replies ^ | 07/31/17
    President Trump on Monday blasted ObamaCare, saying the healthcare legislation is "hurting people" and questioning why Congress shouldn't be paying the same as the public. "If ObamaCare is hurting people, & it is, why shouldn't it hurt the insurance companies & why should Congress not be paying what public pays?" On Saturday, he similarly ratcheted up his pressure on lawmakers to pass a healthcare plan with a threat to end ObamaCare's subsidy payments to insurers and cancel some lawmakers' healthcare benefits.
  • How Trump can win the ObamaCare fight: End the "friends and cronies" exemption for Congress

    07/28/2017 7:24:11 AM PDT · by thouworm · 79 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | July 28, 2017 | John Fund
    If President Trump wants to fulfill his repeated promise to end ObamaCare, his best course of action is a radical change in tactics that would hit members of Congress where it hurts – in their wallets.... With a mere stroke of his pen, President Trump could end the exemption that President Obama gave members of Congress and their staffs that makes them the only participants in the ObamaCare exchanges to receive generous subsidies from their employer (the American people) to pay for their health insurance. Nothing would better focus Congress’ attention on changing ObamaCare than being trapped in it just...
  • Repeal Congress’ special exemption from Obamacare, kill two birds with one stone

    11/28/2016 5:36:08 AM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 23, 2016 | Jenny Beth Martin
    Repealing Congress’ special exemption from Obamacare regularly polls at the 90+ percent level, and for good reason — the illegal ruling by OPM once again allowed Members of Congress (and their staffs) to live by a different set of rules than those they imposed on the rest of America. Worse, by exempting the legislative branch from the pernicious effects of this particular law, it allows Members and their staffs to avoid the personal pain (financial and health) imposed by the monstrosity they imposed on the rest of us, and, by doing so, delays its inevitable repeal. The good news is,...
  • Judicial Watch Asks Trump Administration to End Congressional Obamacare Exemption

    07/22/2017 11:53:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | JUNE 23, 2017
    Judicial Watch requested the Trump administration stop members of Congress and their staff from unlawfully purchasing, with taxpayer subsidies, health insurance through the District of Columbia’s small business exchange. ... Because the ACA limits the purchase of insurance on a small business exchange to employees of small businesses – and Congress is not a small business – the ACA unequivocally requires that certain members of Congress and congressional employees purchase insurance on an individual exchange created either by their state of residence (or by the District, if they are a D.C. resident) or by the federal government for that state....
  • Why More States Are Killing Estate Taxes

    06/16/2017 6:33:34 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 16, 2017 | Laura Saunders
    Want proof taxes can actually go down? In the last three years, nine states have eliminated or lowered their estate taxes, mostly by raising exemptions. And more reductions are coming. Minnesota lawmakers recently raised the state’s estate-tax exemption to $2.1 million retroactive to January, and the exemption will rise to $2.4 million next year. Maryland will raise its $3 million exemption to $4 million next year. New Jersey’s exemption, which used to rank last at $675,000 per person, rose to $2 million per person this year. Next year New Jersey is scheduled to eliminate its estate tax altogether, joining about...
  • Republicans Remove Exemption for Congress in Health Care Bill

    05/04/2017 12:32:01 PM PDT · by davikkm · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | SEAN MORAN
    House Republicans will vote on an amendment to eliminate the exemption for Congress and their staff members from changes to Obamacare. The amendment, H.R. 2192, would eliminate an exemption for changes to Obamacare regulations that impact health insurance premiums and coverage. The proposed amendment would allow states to obtain waivers to repeal Obamacare regulations such as essential health benefits and community ratings. Congresswoman Martha McSally (R-AZ) sponsored H.R. 2192, which has 83 cosponsors—all of them Republican. House Republicans look to attach the amendment to the American Health Care Act as part of their Obamacare repeal package. Obamacare required that Congressmen...
  • Education Dept. Releases 'Shame List' of Faith-Based Colleges Seeking Title IX Exemption

    05/01/2016 1:39:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies ^ | April 30, 2016 | Anugrah Kumar
    The U.S. Department of Education published Friday a list of faith-based colleges and universities that requested and were granted a religious exemption from Title IX. LGBT activist groups have been calling on the government to publish the list as part of a shaming campaign called the "Shame List" to pressure Christian colleges to consent to their agenda. The document reveals that an increasing number of colleges are seeking exemptions, and that evangelical Wheaton College is not on the list. As of April 1, as many as 232 colleges have obtained exemption from Title IX while 31 requests are pending, according...
  • Obama IRS Scandal Continues (Weekly Update)

    03/05/2016 10:44:49 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 4, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Presses Ahead with Fight over IRS Criminal Investigation Facts Department of Homeland Security Releases Documents Showing 1,000 Individuals Removed from Terrorist Watch List Judicial Watch in Court over CongressÂ’s Obamacare Exemption Judicial Watch Presses Ahead with Fight over IRS Criminal Investigation Facts The Clinton email matter is important, and your JW is, of course, at the center of the story. Check out this New York Times article, which shows that the FBI and Judicial Watch are the only two entities in DC likely to get answers and accountability on the Clinton email issue: Last week Judge Emmet...
  • Exempt from Contempt?

    06/29/2015 8:12:52 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 29, 2015 | Tony Perkins
    There aren’t many instances when the New York Times agrees with Christian conservatives — but the fallout over same-sex “marriage” is one. In yesterday’s edition, the paper gives legs to the growing fear that the church and faith-based groups are in for a rocky ride if the Supreme Court redefines marriage in America. Like us, they take the threat of Solicitor General Donald Verrilli very seriously that the tax exemptions of religious schools, charities, colleges, and other nonprofits are almost certainly on the line with the Court’s ruling. “If I were a conservative Christian,” said law professor Eugene Volokh, “(which...
  • Exposing the Senate's Obamacare Exemption

    05/15/2015 5:57:33 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 9 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | May 14, 2015 | Ken Cuccinelli II
    Everyone knows that Congress has exempted itself from Obamacare so lawmakers and their staff can continue to receive employer-based subsides that Americans in a similar position would not be allowed to receive. But there's a new twist here that you need to know about. To secure its Obamacare exemption, the U.S. Senate had to submit documents stating that it was a small business with less than 50 employees. This is, of course, completely false. The Senate is a massive arm of the Federal government that is completely funded with tax dollars and that employs thousands of people across the country....
  • GOP women object to rape clause in 20-week abortion bill

    01/16/2015 3:27:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 1/16/15 | Lauren French and Jake Sherman
    HERSHEY, Pa. — A group of female GOP lawmakers is trying to pressure the Republican leadership team to make changes to a 20-week abortion ban the House is set to vote on next week. Led by Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina, the lawmakers are protesting language that requires a rape victim to formally report her assault to police to qualify for an exemption from the legislation’s abortion restrictions. Ellmers raised the concerns during a closed-door meeting at the GOP retreat here, according to sources in the room. Her office did not have a comment on Friday on the discussions...
  • King Barack Rewrites Obamacare ... Again

    07/21/2014 5:12:01 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 7/21/2014 | David Catron
    Obamacare’s supporters have long insisted that it is the “law of the land,” implicitly suggesting that it is immutable and permanent. Evidently, it hasn’t occurred to these people to mention that to their dear leader. His Majesty, Barack I, obviously thinks of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as a collection of royal decrees, any one of which may be altered at his pleasure. Thus, in a proclamation issued last week through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, His Highness declared that all U.S. territories are now exempt from most of PPACA’s morass of rules and regulations. Neither...
  • RNC Petition Backs Ron Johnson’s Member/Staffer Health Care Lawsuit

    04/29/2014 6:46:57 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 4-28-14 | Niels Lesniewski
    Sen. Ron Johnson’s lawsuit challenging the legality of federal contributions to the health care plans of members of Congress and congressional staffers has a new ally: the Republican National Committee. “Senator Ron Johnson is suing the Obama Administration for exempting Democrat Members of Congress from the ObamaCare law,” the RNC petition said. “It’s unfair to make American citizens live under a law that politicians are exempt from.” The RNC solicited support for the petition Sunday on Twitter, along with a graphic:
  • Obamacare’s ‘Hardship Exemption’ May Put Law on Life Support

    03/23/2014 3:53:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Decoded Science ^ | 3/23/14 | Walter McLaughlin
    **SNIP** What Is the Hardship Exemption? The hardship exemption was originally written to cover exigent circumstances, such as homelessness, eviction, shutoff notices from utility companies, death of a close family member, bankruptcies, and other similar emergencies. However, according to The Wall Street Journal, the hardship exemption was broadened considerably after the policy cancellations fiasco (which was, ironically, re-defined as a hardship) to include the following: ◾ The cancellation of an existing policy that did not meet ACA’s minimum standards, with the belief “that the plan options available in the Marketplace in your area are more expensive than your cancelled health...
  • ObamaCare's Secret Mandate Exemption (IMPORTANT TAX EXEMPTION FOR ALL FREEPERS)

    03/12/2014 7:58:51 PM PDT · by catnipman · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/12/2014 | Staff
    .... But amid the post-rollout political backlash, last week the agency created a new category: Now all you need to do is fill out a form attesting that your plan was cancelled and that you "believe that the plan options available in the [ObamaCare] Marketplace in your area are more expensive than your cancelled health insurance policy" or "you consider other available policies unaffordable." This lax standard—no formula or hard test beyond a person's belief—at least ostensibly requires proof such as an insurer termination notice. But people can also qualify for hardships for the unspecified nonreason that "you experienced another...
  • Ron Johnson: I'm Suing Over ObamaCare Exemptions for Congress

    01/06/2014 8:25:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/06/2014 | Ron Johnson
    On Monday, Jan. 6, I am filing suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin to make Congress live by the letter of the health-care law it imposed on the rest of America. By arranging for me and other members of Congress and their staffs to receive benefits intentionally ruled out by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the administration has exceeded its legal authority.
  • Sebelius: I’m Not Signing Up for Obamacare

    10/23/2013 11:17:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 23, 2013 - 7:25 AM | Susan Jones
    In an interview with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta Tuesday night, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said she won’t be enrolling in the problem-plagued health insurance system that she was charged to implement. “I have created an account on the site. I have not tried signing up, because I have insurance,” she told Gupta. …
  • Natives Americans Urged to Sign Up For Insurance Under New Law

    10/20/2013 8:41:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC-TV 9 News ^ | October 20, 2013
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. Insurance enrollment helpers are encouraging Native Americans to sign up for coverage under the nation's new health care law. Native Americans are exempt from the Affordable Care Act's requirement that people carry insurance. But ``navigators'' tasked with helping people get insurance say the new law will give Native Americans better access to X-rays, mammograms, prescription drugs and trips to specialists not covered under Indian Health Service.